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Monday, May 26, 2008


So I never understood the phrase Happy Memorial Day, but I hope you all took a moment to remember. It's a day of tears and of pride for us. We had a great tribute at church, families affected by loss invited to stand. At that moment, my mom & dad's best man lost in Vietnam came into my prayers. They have a great tribute framed in their house... will post one day. I know Dad is more affected than he ever lets on, and he is in my prayers, too. Church tribute ended with a Staff Sergeant trumpeting a chilling taps. We did enjoy our local parade, from where this photo came. This is Matthew, excited for the start of the parade, reaching high at the sight of his Daddy's police department's car.

Upon driving back from the parade (and ice cream, near Daddy's post) we passed the services at the cemetary. Matthew asked about what they were doing. I tried to explain the best I could to a five year old that they were honoring the soldiers that died while fighting. He tells me, "Don't worry Momma, Jesus will bring them life."

Thought that was enough said. Happy Memorial Day.

Friday, May 23, 2008

a bit sketchy...

sketch abound! I'm in heaven!
Thanks to PubCalls for the direction - it's really gotten me going this month!

Back Porch Memories
Busy Bee Scrapbooking
My Creative Scrapbook

Gone digi this month, waiting for the new printer to arrive, but I've gotten so much new yummy stuff from the ScrapStreet digi store, that I've got plenty to use!!

Heaven! I'm in Sketchy Heaven!!
(Aaaaaaaaand.... this makes 3 bloggy days in a row! UNheard of!!) lol

Thursday, May 22, 2008

New things...

branching out? not that I'd EVER leave ScrapStreet... EVER! but it's been fun reading blogs and looking for new opportunities in the last few days. I entered another sketch contest (what can I say? I just adore sketches!) and joined two new forums. I said hello at Creative Scrappers blog and forum and The Scrapbook Nook. Why not? Now, I'm notorious for forgetting boards and not going back to visit (in the very little spare time I seem to have these days) so don't be offended if I don't return for sometime. I've also re-found Transparent Touches and will be visiting A Million Memories today as well. These two sites just have such nice lady scrappers! ScrapStreet forever! (we're at Cannes, btw, didja know?) but maybe Lindsey will get to know a few more people in the near future!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

K Look-alike Meter

MyHeritage: Look-alike Meter - Ancestors - Free genealogy software


not sure what happened, but I couldn't get into Blogger for weeks! Kept saying cookies were not enabled - checked on that and all was good as far as I can tell. Anyhoo, I'm here and all seems well enough. By now you know that we've wrapped up our gymnastics season (apart from 2 more levels with which I am not involved) and that we just got back from Disney! We had a BLAST and have 740+ pics to show for it! Went from a Disney mini-book to a Disney album to a Disney Collection! Haven't scrapped a page yet, but will soon. Having trouble starting know that MIL has more pics on her cam and won't be home till June. Weird, right?

So I submitted 2 pages this month... proud? Becky Fleck and PubCalls both - k, so they're both sketches, but it's a start, right?!?!

So here's what I did today, thanks to Tana @ TTT... just some Heritage fun:

This is unexpected:

This is fun!
This 1st and only to ever tell me this!

MyHeritage: Look-alike Meter - Ancestors - Free genealogy software

McKenna's usually a toss-up when people comment.

MyHeritage: Look-alike Meter - Ancestory - Dynasty

I'm not so sure about these - usually I get from the crowd, "Hey Little Doug!! Ohh, sorry Lindsey."

Oh well. It's something to talk about. Later!